Top Ten Feminist Victories of 2017

The Women’s Marches on January 21 The day after Donald Trump was inaugurated, 5.6 million people took to the streets to resist Trump’s agenda and advocate for women’s equality, reproductive rights and healthcare, racial justice, LGBTQ equality, economic opportunity, and environmental justice. People marched in at least 999 marches, in all 50 states, in 92… [Continue Reading]

Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal Condemns GOP Tax Bill, A Bad Deal for Women

“I am horrified that Republicans in the House and Senate have chosen to pass a tax bill that they know benefits the top one percent at the expense of the majority of people in America,” said Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority. “Republican leadership has made it very clear that their real allegiance is… [Continue Reading]

Feminist Majority Thanks the Senators and Activists Who Helped Defeat Senate Trumpcare Bill

In the early morning hours of July 28, 2017 the U.S. Senate voted 51-49 against the skinny repeal of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as the latest version of Trumpcare.   Statement by Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority, on the temporary defeat of Trumpcare in the U.S. Senate:   “This is an… [Continue Reading]

GOP Trumpcare Plan: Give Over $145 Billion to Corporate Donors

By now, it’s well known that the Senate Trumpcare plan would force 22 million people to go without health insurance. That alone should be enough for Senators to reject this cruel proposal. But, that’s not all. The plan would also stuff the pockets of the health insurance industry to a tune of over $145 billion…. [Continue Reading]

Statement From Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal on Senate Actions Concerning Neil Gorsuch’s Confirmation to the Supreme Court

Today the Feminist Majority thanks the Senators who made history filibustering the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and condemns the move by Senate Republicans to employ the “nuclear option.” Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal released the following statement:   “We want to thank the Democratic and Independent Senators who stood strong for… [Continue Reading]

Let’s Thank These Senators!

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) just held a breakthrough hearing on combating violence against women with IVAWA and CEDAW, and
seven women senators testified. We must thank the Senators for demanding action.

Press Release: Feminist Majority Applauds Change in Senate Filibuster Rules

“We congratulate Senator Reid on his leadership,” said Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal. “Republicans have been engaging in an egregious abuse of power by systematically blocking presidential nominees to the federal bench and disproportionately affecting the appointment of highly qualified women and people of color.”

Let My People In: What Women Have at Stake in the Senate’s Current Immigration Reform Bill

The Senate’s current immigration bill does a lot for women.

Violence Erased Between the Lines

I am a queer woman. Just because I enter into relationships with other women doesn’t mean that the threat of violence disappears. Men aren’t inherently abusers, and women aren’t inherently abused. No one hits someone for the sake of hitting a woman or hitting a man.  Violence is rarely about the gender or sexuality of… [Continue Reading]

Gender Gap Costly: Women’s Votes Decisive in Presidential and Senate Races

The problem the Republican Party has with women is deep and costly. Their attacks on women’s rights all add up to a widely perceived Republican War on Women that significantly influenced the outcome of the election by creating impactful gender gaps in many key races. President Barack Obama won reelection with 55 percent of women’s… [Continue Reading]